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  • 38051 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 150 / Friday, August 3, 2018 / Rules and Regulations

    Service FCC Form No. Fee amount Payment type code

    12. Permit to Deliver Programs to Foreign Broadcast Stations (per application):

    a. Commercial Television Stations ..................................... 308 & 159 ................................ 110.00 ..................................... MBT b. Commercial AM or FM Radio Stations ........................... 308 & 159 ................................ 110.00 ..................................... MBR

    13. Recognized Operating Agency (per application) ................. Corres & 159 ........................... 1,195.00 .................................. CUG

    8. Section 1.1108 is revised to read as follows:

    1.1108 Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for the international telecommunication services.

    Payment can be made electronically using the Commissions electronic filing and payment system Fee Filer

    (www.fcc.gov/feefiler). Remit manual filings and/or payments for these services to: Federal Communications Commission, International Telecommunication Fees, P.O. Box 979096, St. Louis, MO 631979000.

    Service FCC Form No. Fee amount Payment type code

    1. Administrative Fee for Collections (per line item) .................. 99 & 99A ................................. $2.00 ....................................... IAT 2. Telecommunication Charges ................................................. 99 & 99A ................................. .................................................. ITTS

    9. Section 1.1109 is revised to read as follows:

    1.1109 Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for the Homeland services.

    Payments should be made electronically using the Commissions

    electronic filing and payment system Fee Filer (www.fcc.gov/feefiler). Manual filings and/or payments for these services are no longer accepted.

    Service FCC Form No. Fee amount Payment type code

    1. Communication Assistance for Law Enforcement (CALEA) Petitions.

    Corres & 159 ........................... $6,945.00 ................................ CLEA

    [FR Doc. 201816039 Filed 8218; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 671201P

    DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    National Telecommunications and Information Administration

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    47 CFR Part 400

    [Docket No. 170420407804802]

    RIN 0660AA33; RIN 2127AL86

    911 Grant Program

    AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Commerce (DOC); and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule.

    SUMMARY: This action revises the implementing regulations for the 911 Grant Program, as a result of the enactment of the Next Generation 911 (NG911) Advancement Act of 2012. The

    911 Grant Program provides grants to improve 911 services, E911 services, and NG911 services and applications.

    DATES: This final rule becomes effective on August 3, 2018.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For program issues: Daniel Phythyon,

    Telecommunications Policy Specialist, Office of Public Safety Communications, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4076, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 4825802; email: DPhythyon@ntia.doc.gov; or

    Laurie Flaherty, Coordinator, National 911 Program, Office of Emergency Medical Services, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, NPD400, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 3662705; email: Laurie.Flaherty@dot.gov.

    For legal issues: Michael Vasquez, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4713, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202)

    4821816; email: MVasquez@ntia.doc.gov; or

    Megan Brown, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, NCC300, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 3661834; email: Megan.Brown@dot.gov.

    For media inquiries: Stephen F. Yusko, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4897, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 4827002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov; or

    Karen Aldana, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Communications and Consumer Information, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W52306, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 3663280; email: karen.aldana@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Table of Contents

    I. Background II. Statutory Requirements III. Comments

    A. General Comments

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  • 38052 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 150 / Friday, August 3, 2018 / Rules and Regulations

    1 The Public Safety Trust Fund (TAS 1312/22 8233) is an account established in the Treasury and managed by NTIA. From this account, NTIA makes available funds for a number of public safety related programs, including the 911 Grant Program. See 47 U.S.C. 1457(b)(6).

    2 See NTIA and NHTSA, 911 Grant Program, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 82 FR 44131 (Sept. 21, 2017), available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ pkg/FR-2017-09-21/pdf/2017-19944.pdf (NPRM).

    3 Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Final Report of the Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture (TFOPA) at 15 (Jan. 29, 2016), available at https://transition.fcc.gov/pshs/911/ TFOPA/TFOPA_FINALReport_012916.pdf (TFOPA Final Report). The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) estimates that there are 5,874 primary and secondary PSAPs as of January 2017. NENA 911 Statistics, available at http://www.nena.org/?page=911Statistics.

    4 TFOPA Final Report at 15. See also, NENA 9 11 Statistics.

    5 Id. 6 TFOPA Final Report at 15. 7 Id. 8 Id.

    9 NENA 911 Statistics. 10 See 47 CFR 20.18(e), (h) (defining Phase II

    enhanced 911 service). 11 NENA 911 Statistics. 12 National 911 Program, Next Generation 911 for

    Leaders in Law Enforcement Educational Supplement at 3 (2013), available at https://www.911.gov/pdf/National_911_Program_NG911_Publication_Leaders_Law_Enforcement_2013.pdf.

    13 Id. at 45. 14 National 911 Program, 2016 National 911

    Progress Report at 3, 85, 89 (Dec. 2016), available at https://www.911.gov/pdf/National_911_Program_Profile_Database_Progress_Report_2016.pdf.

    B. Definitions (400.2) C. Who May Apply (400.3) 1. Tribal Organizations 2. Local Applicants D. Application Requirements (400.4) 1. One Versus Two Step Application

    Process 2. Other Application Issues E. Approval and Award (400.5) F. Distribution of Grant Funds (400.6) 1. Formula 2. Tribal Organizations G. Eligible Uses for Grant Funds (400.7) 1. NG911 Services 2. Training 3. Planning and Administration 4. Operation of 911 System H. Continuing Compliance (400.8) I. Waiver Authority (400.11)

    IV. Regulatory Analyses and Notices

    I. Background In 2009, NTIA and NHTSA issued

    regulations implementing the E911 Grant Program enacted in the Ensuring Needed Help Arrives Near Callers Employing 911 (ENHANCE 911) Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108494, codified at 47 U.S.C. 942) (74 FR 26965, June 5, 2009). Accordingly, in 2009, NTIA and NHTSA made more than $40 million in grants available to 30 States and Territories to help 911 call centers nationwide upgrade equipment and operations through the E911 Grant Program.

    In 2012, the NG911 Advancement Act of 2012 (Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Public Law 112 96, Title VI, Subtitle E (codified at 47 U.S.C. 942)) enacted changes to the program. The NG911 Advancement Act provides new funding for grants to be used for the implementation and operation of 911 services, E911 services, migration to an IP-enabled emergency network, and adoption and operation of NG911 services and applications; the implementation of IP- enabled emergency services and applications enabled by Next Generation 911 services, including the establishment of IP backbone networks and the application layer software infrastructure needed to interconnect the multitude of emergency response organizations; and training public safety personnel, including call-takers, first responders, and other individuals and organizations who are part of the emergency response chain in 911 services. In 2016, about $115 million from spectrum auction proceeds were deposited into the Public Safety Trust Fund and made available to NTIA and NHTSA for the 911 Grant Program.1 On

    September 21, 2017, the Agencies published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public comment on proposed regulations for the 911 Grant Program.2

    For more than 40 years, local and state 911 call centers, also known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), have served the public in emergencies. PSAPs receive incoming 911 calls from the public and dispatch the appropriate emergency responders, such as police, fire